Banning abortions while claiming to be against bans at the same time is called ‘DoubleSpeak‘.
Republicans are using DoubleSpeak word games to hide their plans to strip millions of women of access to reproductive healthcare!
What is doublespeak? What are some of the sneakiest Republican Abortion Ban tricks? Use this app in both English and Spanish to understand twenty two sneaky Republican tricks to make it harder and more expensive for women to get abortions. The app can be used on a laptop, tablet or phone and includes links to more details.
Republican Abortion Ban Playbook
The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Language War
“Americans oppose the anti-abortion agenda so much that Republicans are too afraid to call their bans ‘bans’ anymore.
A Republican claiming they don’t support a national ban means nothing. Candidates need to be asked if they support federal legislation of any kind on abortion. They need to be asked what they mean by ‘ban’. And for the love of all that’s good in this world: Stop taking their fucking word for it!
Even when Republicans are being explicit, they still won’t use the word ‘ban’. Last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham announced that he’d “introduce legislation soon, creating a national minimum standard of 15 weeks.” And when Rep. Elise Stefanik held a press conference to announce that House Republicans would be pushing a 15-week ban, she also didn’t use the word—instead, she said that lawmakers have a role at the federal level regarding “building consensus” on abortion.” – Jessica Valenti
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“Doublespeak is language that pretends to communicate but really doesn’t. It is language that makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant appear attractive or at least tolerable. Doublespeak is language that avoids or shifts responsibility, language that is at variance with its real meaning. It is language that conceals or prevents thought; rather than extending thought, doublespeak limits it
The power of doublespeak is that it allows the speaker to disavow or deny that a concept has negative traits or connotations. While it may not involve blatant lies, doublespeak may be deceptive if the listener is not fully aware of what meanings or connotations it is masking. Most problematically, after hearing the term repeated and re-used over time, the listener may become inured to these other connotations. – Open Speak
Republicans claiming to be against bans while pushing for an abortion limit is an example of doublespeak. An abortion ban is a ban no matter how you disguise it.
TakeAway: Don’t fall for Republican doublespeak. Vote for Democrats to protect women’s rights to reproductive healthcare in Viriginia and beyond.
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